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Saturday, 8 February 2014

Lana Del Rey Watercolour

Yo people. I haven't been doing so great on the job front but I have being doing good on the art front.

I've done another painting and its of the beautiful Lana Del Rey. I adore her music, I think shes simply effortless and a timeless beauty. Apart from her hypnotic music, I love something else about Del Rey and thats her manner. I don't feel she uses the 'sex sells' aspect to promote her music. She has a pretty, girly style with a urban edge and its definitely individual. Unlike Miley Cyrus (whose music I too enjoy but choose to ignore her videos *puke*) Lana's videos are a vintage dream of the 'perfect' lifestyle. I don't want to be misunderstood for thinking Lana's music is all sweetness and light. I have read into Lana's lyrics and they are a lot darker than how the sweet melody sounds. Some have even accused her of being pro-pedophilia, in her song 'Put Me In A Movie' the lyric sing, 'C'mon you know you like little girls' which of course could be interpreted to suggest the latter. And her obsession with Lolita (a novel written about a mans obsession with a young girl written by Vladimir Nabokov) - which ever way you take that. I have to say that Lolita is a term used nowadays to describe a promiscuous woman. Anyway, I love Lana's music regardless because of her videos. They depict the story of her meaningful songs so wonderfully. They really do inspire me. She inspires me, although I am nothing like her and definitely do not covet the materialistic lifestyle.

Heres a video of my work:


I finished it off with extra detail using my Caran D'Ache water colour pencils heres the final product:

Check my work out on etsy too! This piece is for sale.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Loosening My Wrists (Getting Painting Again)

Hey guys, I am so happy today! I finally made it to my studio (a room in my Uncles house-haha!) and did a quick painting. I even recorded it. It isn't my best work, but it surely did break me back into painting after a month and I actually really like it. I am happy to finally show you guys some of my work. Give me your honest opinions!

Its based on my brother. I say 'based' because it looks nothing like him. I did it in under an hour and its very messy but I like that look sometimes, its more fun and erratic. It is stress releasing, sometimes painting can be more stressful than enjoyable. I wasn't planning on anything specific to paint this style and colour palette just sort of happened.